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Shanghai Daily has launched its native application for PlayBook – BlackBerry’s tablet computer. As a selected partner of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, Shanghai Daily began the development for its PlayBook application last year. made its debut on AppWorld before PlayBook’s official launch in May, granting it the status among the world’s first batch of PlayBook news apps.


Similar to its counterpart on Apple’s iPad, SHDaily HD features complete coverage of the newspaper’s online and print stories, as well as a full archive with comprehensive search functions. A recent update also brings the addition of HD photo gallery, PDF download for the print edition of Shanghai Daily, and the new Sunday section.


Like its cousin applications on iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Nokia Ovi platforms, SHDaily HD is available for free to readers in all countries.

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First, search results used to be inaccurate with many irrelavent entries because the engine fetched results on a character-based rather than a word-based policy. Second, irrelavent entries cost more data, thus slowing the search and sometimes causing the browser to crash.

Now, Users are able to get more accurate search results at a faster rate. Keywords are highlighted on the search result page.

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With just a few clicks, you can view and add venues in the Metro map on

The new interactive map is linked with the directory of Live in Shanghai. Registered users can add new venues and link them to the respective Metro station.

Main features of the Metro map:

- Displaying nearby roads and location of each station
- Downloadable PDF file for storage
- Search function
- English-Mandarin conversion
- Details of future Metro lines

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Users of can now buy and download Shanghai Daily print edition in PDF file page by page.

Each story now has an info box indicating where it appears in print edition. By clicking “Buy PDF of this page,” the user adds that page to the shopping cart; after clicking “Check Out,” the user is brought to a payment page; once payment is done, a download link appears.

Subscribers to can download PDF pages for free using the same link. They will not be prompted for payment and can start download as soon as they click “Check Out.”

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Enter the Full Edition of Shanghai Daily HD! Enjoy the abundant high-quality news, domestic and world-wide with absolutely no subscription charges.

Unique Features:

-          Customized designs with print-edition grade layouts;

-          Photo sections loaded with High-Definition galleries;

-          Real-time updated weather report/forecast of any given cities;

-          Add articles to favorite, or share with friends;

-          Breaking news Push alerts;

-          Access to FULL archive for free;

-          Sophisticated search function;

-          Optimized background updating bring you new stories in the blink of an eye;

-          Retain the free download of daily print edition for free feature from preview edition.

iPad users may download and rate the app at or  for free.

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Shanghai Daily has developed several new media products as shown in icons beneath the masthead of By clicking on the icon, you easily go to the official download page of the product.

Owners of Amazon Kindle, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Phone 7 can now download versions of Shanghai Daily on their devices. Our new media team is busy working to make Shanghai Daily available on more portable platforms while ensuring all editions are up to date.

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Users of can now take a poll or submit their news and tips on the Website’s homepage.

The small box that served as a World Expo 2010 bulletin board has been changed into an online poll site to show public opinion on certain hot topics. The most recent ones concern Shanghai’s decision to lower the dog license fee and the disastrous fire of a Jing'an District building. By voting, users can view the poll result.

Above the poll section is a small application for users to submit news and tips to us. All topics are welcome and the sender’s information will not be revealed in the published story.

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Shanghai Daily is launching its first ever mobile App on BlackBerry smartphones, powered by the Polar Mobile () SMART News Platform. With this App, readers around the world will stay connected to the latest headlines and news in China on the go.
“We understand that our readers are everywhere and want to ensure they have the information they need on the go”, says Peter Zhang, editor-in-chief of Shanghai Daily. “Polar Mobile has a proven Platform that we have leveraged to launch a world-class BlackBerry Super App and we are very excited about this product launch.”
With distribution in more than 50 countries and regions around the world, Shanghai Daily has chosen to leverage Polar Mobile’s SMART News Platform to further increase global reach and engagement. With global smartphone usage on the rise, Publishers trying to grow their brand reach are driven to explore different ways of distributing mobile content.
“We are excited about enabling the Shanghai Daily brand and content on BlackBerry smart phones for readers around the world,” says Kunal Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of Polar Mobile. “From our experience, we expect their global reach to grow thanks to their new Super App.”
Shanghai Daily readers can access the latest news from their BlackBerry smartphones using the Shanghai Daily App which features real-time Push updates, inbox notifications and social integration with optimal performance.
The Shanghai Daily App is available for download in the BlackBerry App World™ or by visiting this link
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